Skip to comments.Hollywood Just "Ducked" Themselves
Posted on 12/22/2013 9:28:21 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Something amazing is happening in America. An awakening. More people showed support for Phil Robertson (the star of Duck Dynasty) in 24 hours than signed up for Obamacare in its first few months. Which means at this point in time, Americans are starting to come to the conclusion wed be better off with a duck hunter in the White House than Obama. Heck, we couldnt possibly do any worse.
Hollywood really stepped in it this time (must have been duck poop). The result is ironically, Christians are coming out of the closet! In other words, the tables have turned. Middle America is waking up from the shock, disarray, intimidation and distractions of the Obama years. We're not scared of the PC police anymore. We are free to express ourselves, and we don't really give a "duck" what Hollywood, or Obama, or the thought police thinks about our opinions. Which must scare Hollywood to death.
A duck hunter has inspired us. Emboldened us. And what middle America is saying out loud is, We have rights too. We deserve free speech too. Weve had enough of your oppression and intolerance towards our values and beliefs-and were NOT going to take it anymore.
A&E claims the indefinite suspension (ie firing) of Phil Robertson is about branding. What they are insinuating is they couldnt possibly allow a close-minded, Neanderthal gay basher to remain as the face of their billion dollar brand.
Well guess what? The new brand for A&E is "the Christian-hating, Bible-bashing, intolerant TV network." Funny enough, they would have been better off with the gay bashing brand. Because the new brand is dead on arrival or in other words, "This duck won't hunt."
This isnt a gay rights issue. I have never cared what people do in the privacy of their bedrooms. The firing of Phil Robertson, star of Duck Dynasty is a free speech issue. Its symbolic of the biased, one-sided way the media and leftist elites treat free speech. People have every right to express opinions considered progressive or politically correct nowadays. But the same rules dont apply to salt-of-the-earth, apple-pie, middle Americans who believe in God, country, guns, and yes, the Bible.
You mean Christians and conservatives dont they have the right to free speech just like Hollywood leftists? You mean Christians or conservatives dont have the right to express their views in the workplace, without fearing for their jobs?
Phil Robertson only expressed his personal opinions. Those opinions are shared by millions of Christians not only in America, but across the globe. Agree or disagree, he had every right to express that opinion, without losing his job.
I may disagree with the exact words he chose, but I stand hand-in-hand with Phil to support his right to say it.
Oh by the way, Phil is a reality TV star. His success and popularity is based on his opinions. A&E fired a reality star for having controversial opinions? Are you kidding me? A&E executives need to quickly visit the nearest psychiatrist.
The Duck Dynasty scandal is about intolerance. But the intolerance is on part of Hollywood and A&E. The star of a reality show is allowed to have opinions. If you don't like them, you have no right to ban them. That's intolerance. Thats tyrants behavior. Thats McCarthyism. Thats the attitude of police states we find in countries run by tyrants like Stalin, or Fidel Castro, or Huge Chavez, or the old East Germany. Is this what America has become under Obama?
I don't have to agree with Phil Robertson to stand behind him. I support free speech. If it can happen to Phil, it can happen to anyone of us. I'm a TV and radio personality. I have opinions. I wont change them, or back down. If you don't like them, change the channel. That's called FREEDOM.
But Hollywood wants Christians in the closet silent fearful intimidated. Obama, Hollywood and the leftists are petrified of free thought. They keep their modern day Tammany Hall going through intimidation. They cannot afford to allow conservative or Christian values to be affirmed by a pop culture celebrity- for fear it might start a trend. It might stir up the masses. It might encourage conservatives to speak out. It might embolden Christians to quote the Bible without fear. Hollywood cannot allow that. Because they know it could get out of hand. Americans might actually be inspired to fight back. Someone might escape the thought-police plantation.
A duck hunter may have just lit the spark that started a revolution. Phil Robertson just went from TV phenomenon to American hero. Christians have been unchained. We are free to speak our minds. And we're not going back in the closet.
I think Hollywood just "ducked themselves."
Hollywood never has followed what God said. But this particular event has allowed us to be able to give others exactly what God says, and we should do that. This particular example is in Romans 1 ...
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.
17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,
19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them.
20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse,
21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.
22 Professing to be wise, they became fools,
23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible manand birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.
24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves,
25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature.
27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting;
29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers,
30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful;
32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.
THAT would certainly be dynamite to LGBT-types ... :-) ...
Im sure they are foaming at the mouth at this part ...
For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness ...
I would have thought someone talking about bitter clingers to God, guns, and religion while running for president would have evoked more passion, but hey, what do I know. Other than that more people watch cable tv than presidential campaign speeches.
A long sentence, but I guess I know where I stand now. Ah well....
Every conservative talking head on FOX has used this same rationalization. Sort of like "I like Sarah Palin but....."
Weasel words from weasels.
I was mostly nodding along until the ‘McCarthyism’ give-away.
ok, I agree with the part where he says Hollywood ducked themselves. I believe we may be witnessing an awakening. and I definitely believe Christian might now come out of the closet and profess their faith as loudly as jews and muslims.
however, I still have to say their is a confusion about free speech. I think we all know that in the constitution it says, the government cannot pass a law to shut you up.
it doesn’t, and by definition of our republic, it cant, tell a private entity they have to allow people to say whatever they want while in their employ.
take the nfl as an example. for marketing reasons, the nfl tries to be vanilla and squeaky clean. do any of us doubt that there wouldn’t be some type of action if tom brady when off the cuff about gays.
its not easy to swallow (only see a pun if you want to), but a and e can hire or fire in a manner that they feel reflects how they want to be perceived.
“This duck won’t hunt”? How about “This duck won’t be hunted”?
a&e can duck off, seriously.
Georgia sheriff cuts ties with A&E over Phil Robertson of ‘Duck Dynasty’ flap
...Americans are starting to come to the conclusion wed be better off with a duck hunter in the White House than Obama.
The average duck would do a better job for America than President You Didn't Build That.
Call your lawmakers...
Demand al-a-carte cable offerings. Screw bundled cable.
Let A&E stand on its own...or fail on its own.
Every conservative talking head on FOX has used this same rationalization. Sort of like "I like Sarah Palin but....." Weasel words from weasels.
I don't take exception to the way the writer phrased that statement, and I don't think he's being a weasel at all. Even the family (in their recent statement) said that Phil's language was "course". I agree with the family, and like them, I also believe that he had every right to say it however he liked.
Not to mention the fact that Phil's exact language left no room for fuzziness or ambiguity. It was precise, grown up language, that struck the fast ball right on the sweet spot, and left the stadium for a home run.
Hate to burst 'is bubble now, but McCarthy was RIGHT, and proven so decades later.
I agree and I'm tired of it.
There is a time for nuance and a time to speak plainly. Being polite and nuanced has brought us to where we are. Bold is better. Its better to just cut to the chase and speak clearly.
The fact that plain-spoken Christians like Robertson are such a rarity in public life is itself shameful. I'm even looking at myself; there is a time for polite and a time for direct. Right now is a time for unvarnished and direct.
Yes, well, if we were operating by strictly legal guidelines and our US Constitution, not to mention NOT being hit by every dirty trick they could devise, that would never have happened in a just world.
Unfortunately, the Pigs (Orwell, 1984) have learned how to win by crookery, and we are all in danger as a result.
mrs bill and BJ were only a forerunner to what was (and possibly still is) ahead, and the low-information and Illegal Alien voters do not know what they are setting everyone including them up for...
Indeed. Thank God he pioneered the trail, broke trail for us.
McCarthy was Borked, and they are trying to do the same thing to Robertson. They did it to Palin and she fought back; Robertson to his credit is fighting back to.
duck duck duck duck duck duck... GOOSE
(and A&E is the goose)
Well he did talk about, well, orifices. A bit crude, but not quite vulgar.
And so they can. But they are not exempt from the consequences. Duck Dynasty has a bigger life than A&E and this brouhaha just proved it.